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Sasscer Hill’s ‘Flamingo Road’ Wins 12th Annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Lynda Sasscer Hill has been named winner of the 12th Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for her mystery novel Flamingo Road. The announcement was made during an April 19 evening reception at the Ryan family’s Castleton Lyons near Lexington, Ky. The author, a former amateur steeplechase jockey who writes under the name Sasscer Hill, bred, owned, and […]

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‘Year Of The Novel’; Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Finalists Announced

Fiction ruled the day in 2017, with all three finalists for the 12th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award falling into that category. This is the first time since the award’s inception in 2006 where works of imagination swept all of the top spots — among semi-finalists as well as finalists. In the five previous years […]

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Five Semi-Finalists Announced For 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Castleton Lyons has announced the names of five semi-finalist titles competing for the 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. For the first time in the $10,000 award’s 12-year history, every honoree is a work of fiction. Since its inception, only two novels have won—Jaimy Gordon’s Lord of Misrule in 2010, which also took home the […]

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Florida Racing The Backdrop For New Mystery Series From Author Sasscer Hill

Sasscer Hill introduces a new series set in the steamy underworld of Florida, Flamingo Road (Minotaur Books, April 18, 2017). Fia McKee is an all-round kick-ass protagonist, and mystery fans are sure to fall in love with her wonderful voice and clever sleuthing abilities. Baltimore police officer Fia McKee is put on leave for excessive use […]

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New racing novel ‘a wild ride’

Author Sasscer Hill has released her second novel, “Racing from Death”. The 193-page novel is the second book in the Nikki Latrelle series written by author Sasscer Hill, and is set to be released April 15. The book follows the main character, a Laurel Park-based jockey/assistant trainer named Nikki Latrelle, as she finds herself entangled […]

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“Steamroller,” latest book by MD horsewoman Sasscer Hill

Maryland horse breeder Sasscer Hill has won praise for “Steamroller,” the latest in her “Nikki Latrelle” series.  Ruled off the track at Laurel Park for a crime she had no part in, jockey Nikki Latrelle struggles to survive at a seedy training track. Lucy Acton, editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred says, “The descriptions of backstretch life […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Three Years of Ray Paulick

A few weeks and three years ago, I chose to take a leap of faith and agreed to partner with a guy I didn’t know working in an industry that had about a half of one percent of my annual attention. The journey officially began three years ago yesterday. And it has been one of […]

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Book That Christmas Gift!

With only a few shopping days left before Christmas, just a quick reminder that several books out there might be just what your racing-happy friend or family member is looking for. First, there is the National Book Award winning novel “Lord of Misrule,” a novel by Jaimy Gordon about life on the backstretch of a […]

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